Apex Legends Mobile Game Plan Revealed: Here's What EA Said

Epic Games brought its hit battle royale game to mobile devices and EA plans to follow its lead. Mobile gamers can expect Apex Legends from developer Respawn to arrive on mobile devices at some point in the future, at least based on comments made by EA in its newly published quarterly financial report. The mobile game would enable players to engage in battle using a smartphone or tablet.

Apex Legends blasted onto consoles in early February as a free-to-play battle royale game, offering gamers a more mature alternative to hit Fortnite. Respawn's game was a massive success, raking in millions of downloads during its first month. It didn't take long for the game to reach its 50 million players milestone, and despite some criticism, the title has proven to be more than a flash in the pan.

EA released its quarterly earnings on Tuesday, discussing Apex Legends extensively with details on some future plans for the free-to-play title. "The creativity, innovation and fun of this game set it apart immediately," the company said, with "the fluid gameplay mechanics" being cited as a "core experience" that offered gamers "the excitement and competition ... [they] had been craving."

According to the company, almost 30-percent of Apex Legends players were entirely new to EA, which vows to offer its players "long-term live service, including new seasons with more robust Battle Pass content, new legends, and exciting evolutions in the in-game environment." EA also mentioned "working aggressively" on launching Apex Legends in other markets and on other platforms.

"We are in advanced negotiations to bring Apex Legends to China and to mobile," EA's quarterly earnings report states. Unfortunately, the company didn't provide any addition information on that plan, saying only that it will have more information after the negotiations end.

Note: The image above shows Apex Legends on mobile via PS Remote Play